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Al Jazeera America
Nov 5, 2013 1:00am EST
men who gave us the civil rights act >> good to see the senator doing better. we have founder and president of an organization dedicated to ending workplace scrim nation, and a military veteran who sued the bureau of alcohol, tobacco and firearms based on her gender identity. you were hired by the atf pending a background check. what happened? >> good evening, thanks for having me on. originally i was a police detective. i was recruited - my last assignment i worked hand to hand with apf. i was recruited for a civilian position, doing the same job i was doing, but in their san francisco field office. during that time i left the department, went through my background and i was supposed to start work. as soon as i finished the background the investigator said, "you're down", i contacted the contractor and told him, "i'm ready to start." within about 72 hours the job was no longer there. there was a budget cut supposedly and all this stuff that they had made up. subsequently, though, when i took the complaint to the eoc they said, "you might actually have grounds of discrimination, b
Al Jazeera America
Nov 4, 2013 8:00pm EST
as gay civil rights lightning speeding. and we owe a lot to the deemedcratic party and there have been courageous results. rs it's becoming far more bipart bipartisan. >> some have suggested there are young he were voters coming in to the election. >> who wants to be on the wrong side of history? who wants to vogh vote against e civil rights ability. and for those that say we have enough regulation. what would you say? >> i would harken thomas jeffer son's words all men were created equal. that is how this country was founded and we should not alter this path. >> are there other issues for gay americans that would make a determinedifference going forwan their fruit earned. >> we'vearned. >> -- fueleddered. of a busy week in wall street and i asked ali about the economic reports expected the days ahead. and if thes those reports coulde us more certainty about where the economy is headed. f looks athe gzpdb looks at thee months in september and friday's report will be for october. and that was affected bill the government shut doubt. throarntler theretheithey are bg indlindcalleddor
Al Jazeera America
Nov 3, 2013 10:30pm EST
involved in the civil rights movement and the antiwar movement and the vietnam war, and the movement to get redress for the unconstitutional incarceration of japanese americans - all these other social and political issues, but i was silent on that. >> and then governor swarsen ager in california forced you to speak up. >> that's correct. at that time massachusetts had marriage equality through the judicial route. in california a precedent-setting thing happened. both house, the senate and the assembly passed the marriage equality bill, and all that was needed was the governor's siing, governor arnold swarzenegger who campaigned by being a friend of the glp community. he made statements like, "i worked with gays and les by -- less bians, some of my best friendsar gays and les bians", >> but he didn't sign it. >> he's a republican and has a conservative base. playing to that, he vetoed it. i was enraged. i was, together with brad at that time... >> brad is your partner. >> brad is your partner. >> yes. >> and you are married? >> a little after swarzenegger's veto. we saw young people
Al Jazeera America
Nov 1, 2013 12:00am EDT
was mandated in 2011 by the office for civil rights at the department of education, and they decreed that in sexual assault cases the proper standard was preponderance of the evidence, and the problem is if universities don't follow the director, they stand the funding. >> so by this you refer to 9. >> yes. >> and we have reported on title 9 as well. title 9 guarantees them a safe, secure, protected environment by the universities, and from their point of view, universities should lose their funding if they are not protecting women equally. >> absolutely. universities have a very important role to play in this. they need to be educating students. they need to be educating students in particular in what consent means, but protecting students has nothing to do with the standard of proof that you require for a disciplinary hearing. all of the things that the universities do should be proactive, but once the worst has hand, and you have an accused student's reputation on the line, education on the line, to say we are going to take that away because we are .1% more certain than not that y
Al Jazeera America
Oct 31, 2013 6:00am EDT
want roger goodell to impose sanctions on washington if they continue to use the name. >> it's a civil rights issue making it an issue for the national football league and owner in the league and the sport of football. football and nfl should be unifying for us and they can be. we want to help them succeed. it's unaccept hable that in this time, the 21st century a team will use a racist slur over the objections of people offended by it, and victimized by it. >> that's all the support for now. >> thank you, jo. >> it's the talk of the town in silicon valley. the latest hype is over a barge built by tech giant google off san francisco bay. it has everyone guessing what the project is all about. melissa chan finds out. >> silicon valley will not stop talking about it. it doesn't look like the most exciting thing, just a big box sitting off the shore of an island between oakland and san francisco. it's a barge covered up, fenced in and guarded 24 hours a day, seven days a week and reveals the role google plays in this town. anything it does sparks excitement. we visited some start ups at t
Al Jazeera America
Nov 4, 2013 9:00pm EST
supporting their civil rights as well. there's a fight against rebel against rebel now. we have got to get back to fighting for something as conservatives. >> chris tsksobal, this notion of the manifesto, there was an actual deliberate policy put in place, yet, your organization the latino victory fund is all around immigration. how account gop have this outreach, at the same time having this difference against immigration policy? >> what you see in the house is a small group of extremists that are blocking the bill from reaching the floor. if the bill could reach the floor, i think that would move latinos quite a bit. you could spend tens of millions of dollars around messaging, but really the quintessential issue is around immigration and all it takes is a vote in the house on that. one of the issues latinos are united on. but like at the end of the day, what the latino community wants is dignity and respect and opportunity. >> and lenie do you see that, potential not only among latino voters but among the other constituencies, do you see the opportunity to make inroads when the repu
Al Jazeera America
Oct 29, 2013 11:00pm EDT
really. it's important for congress in a civil rights committee room to think about whether laws are distrim gnatry. >> these mothers say they'll push to make their voices heard, with hopes to bring changes to the stand-your-ground law. >>> tonight i had a chance to speak with a lawyer for trayvon martin's mother and i asked personally ben cump if the stand-your-ground has to do with race? >> certainly there are racial undertones unfortunately, because the law is to arbitrarily been applied, as well as ambiguous that the police officers, the state attorneys, nobody really have the same understanding of this law. and one country -- county ply this one and another another way. in the wendy davis and trayvon martin case, if the shoe was on the other foot they would not griften the benefit of the stand-your-ground. >> what do you think of the way some legislators handled this in other states. >> i think everyone followed florida, since they were the first state to pass it in 2006. it's been one of those things that we have seen a proliferation of people trying to take the law into their
Al Jazeera America
Oct 28, 2013 4:00pm EDT
. department of education under title 9 of the civil rights acts says institutions receiving federal funds must insure an education free of sexual discrimination. many colleges and universities say they weren't unaware of their legal obligations under title 9 to also protect students from sexual assault. >> we absolutely put much more emphasis on preventing plagiarism than preventing rape. that is a reality. >> reporter: annie graduated and in 2012 she and andrea found each other. they began to talk about the issue of rape at the university of north carolina. >> unc is not a bad place. it's representation of a larger cultural problem. >> reporter: the women began researching title 9, interfering other victims of rape, utilizing social media, and in january o of 2013 a lot of within former unc administrator melinda manning and two others they filed a federal complaint against the university of north carolina at the department of education. >> when you have 18- and 19-year-old men and women who are holding the government accountable for rape, like it just--it boggles my mind. >> report
Al Jazeera America
Oct 29, 2013 4:00pm EDT
, former congressman jesse jackson jr. has reported to prison. p son of civil rights leader began serving a 2 1/2 year sentence. jackson had until this friday to report to prison, jackson pleaded guilty last august, in federal court to misusing campaign funds. it's new charges for south african olympic track star. prosecutors add new gun related charges to his file. these charges are separate from the case that has him facing murder charges when police say he killed his girlfriend back in february. he contends he shot her in self-defense. thinking she was an intruder. and finally, archaeologist off the coast of north carolina have recover add pirate treasure. yesterday they raised five cannons from the ocean floor that belong to the infamous pirate black beard. she was found in a boat wreck card that dates back to 1717. the archaeologists say it looks like it was made in sweden which hints that black beard bout or stole his equipment from different countries. >> thank you. al jazeera america, with just a few months to ago, is russia ready for the winter olympics. and the nba regular season
Al Jazeera America
Oct 30, 2013 5:00pm EDT
to u.s. civil liberties. we'll be right back. >> the shooting happened about 30 minutes ago. >> companies... >> the remains of the fire are still everywhere here. >> the powers that be at home and around the world... >> not only do they not get compensation but you don't even have to explain why? >> well thats exactly what i said. >> we question authority. >> so you said we could get access... >> that's enough! >> ... and those affected. >> investigative journalism at it's toughest. >> intelligence gathering national security and privacy. we offer but unable to secure appearances from representatives sesenbrunner, leahy or general alexander for tonight's program. joining us for congress' response is julian sÁnchez. shane harris, senior writer of "the watchers." and bob genier. john, we're seeing movement in congress now to bring about change, some restrictions to what the intelligences can do. there was an attempt to rein in abilities. but it didn't go anywhere. what changed now and why is it different? >> there have been leaks and certain information that has been piled on
Al Jazeera America
Nov 4, 2013 11:00pm EST
violating the geneva convention and the international covenant on civil and political rights. >> clearly you're drawing some conclusions here but did you talk to people at guantanamo bay? >> we were not allowed to. but we read reports of people who had. >> right. but i mean, isn't it hard to draw these conclusions based on just reports if you haven't talked to anyone? >> well, we do have members of our task force, retired military people, who offered firsthand accounts of what the directions have been, how the people who have been on the so-called biscuits, the behavioral science consultative teams, that would break these prisoners down. i think we have an abundance of evidence about what the military said and did in terms of influencing their health professionals. >> i just want to hit the practice of force-feeding and the report focusing on that. isn't it the doctor's duty to preserve life? >> it is the doctor's duty to first do no harm. and to respect autonomy. and if a patient is of sound mind, and refuses treatment or refuses food, it is within the ethical domain of medi
Al Jazeera America
Nov 5, 2013 6:00am EST
and abraham lincoln with the 1964 civil rights act and the 13th amendment to the constitution. >> reporter: it may not come up for a vote in the house and john boehner said it could cost jobs and bring lawsuits. they are leaving the island in droves and what is behind this? giving new meaning to asleep at the wheel and americans are being forced to live out of their cars, and how one community is giving them a safe place to do it. ♪ ♪ and an innocent man who spend his life behind bars using music to heal his emotion scars. ♪ . ♪ good morning and welcome back to al jazeera america, i'm stephanie sy and the struggles that are forcing families out of puerto rico but first we will look at the temperatures. >> we will expect the midwest with the front coming through, the same one bringing the snow, this is where the temperature divides across the country and behind it 20s and 30s and temperatures this morning in the 50s, really watch this from wisconsin down to iowa and we have fog with the temperature and cities like oclare and temperatures at 30 the fog is freezing and ma
Al Jazeera America
Nov 4, 2013 7:00pm EST
reporting, this is what we do... al jazeera america >> it right significant in the sense that it might ultimately result in higher fines and more fines being paid in the future. >> also the culpability in a criminal case as distinguished from a civil case, and that mean there is an overwhelming likelihood that you would be liable for that as well. >> prosecutors say at its peak the fund managed roughly $15 billion in assets. as part of today's deal it will no longer manage outside funding. >> in a statement it said it never encouraged or tolerated insider trading. coen still has a personal fortune that forbes estimates at more than $9 billion. the attorney made one thing in this conference, the sec investigation isn't over. what do we know so far about the trading scandal? sheila has been closely tracking the case. thank you for being with us. >> thanks. >> kind of remarkable that this is bigger than the hedge fund would ever get. >> yes. and at the end of the day even after paying almost $2 billion to the government stephen coen will still have a very sizable fortune and of course his
Al Jazeera America
Oct 31, 2013 11:30am EDT
intelligence gathering becomes greater we have to make sure that we do things in the right way and reflect our values. >> reform efforts in congress includes the addition of a privacy advocate it to the fisa court. this would dress civil liberties concerns held by many americans since they learned of the massive number of phone records in america's spy agency. when we come back we'll talk about what change might mean here and abroad and potential >> a senator under investigation and only al jazeera america is there. uncovering the corruption opening the files... >> are you going to resign if your're indicted? >> breaking the story real reporting, this is what we do... al jazeera america (vo) al jazeera america we understand that every news story begins and ends with people. >> the efforts are focused on rescuing stranded residents. (vo) we pursue that story beyond the headline, past the spokesperson, to the streets. >> thousands of riot police deployed across the capitol. (vo) we put all of our global resources behind every story. >> it is a scene of utter devastation. (vo) and follow it n
Al Jazeera America
Nov 4, 2013 6:00pm EST
to one guy who has numbers. >> i can't think of his moniker -- >> lachman achitan. >> all right, thanks ali. >>> health care manufacturer johnson and johnson will pay more than $2 billion to settle civil and contractual allegations. al jazeera's shihab rattanzi with more. >> this is one of the several other agreements, johnson and johnson agreed they admitted they bribed pharmacies and hospitals, lack of scientific evidence showing any health benefits for patients. it's the third largest settlement with the u.s. government involving a u.s. drug maker. >> these companies lined their pockets at the expense of american taxpayers patients and private insurance industry. >> last year glaxo smithkline agreed they failed to report safety data about a diabetes drug. however according to the economist magazine that represented less than 11% of glaxo's revenue and with the johnson and johnson settlement that left no individuals accountable. that left unsaid whether these companies consider this a cost of doing business. >> systematic in many cases directfrom management and then you look a
Al Jazeera America
Oct 31, 2013 12:30pm EDT
evangelical community that you actually start to get a move away from civil liberties in the first place and particular after 9-11. stability. these are two people who want to form a life-long partnership with all of the rights to which they are entitled equal rights, not special rights. they want to be stable members of their communities. who were the republicans to oppose that? i think there is a real division here between looking at individuals and legalizing their personhood in a way that republicans are just people, americans generally have not, 20, 30 years ago. >> if the party shifts on gay marriage -- >> uh-huh. >> what does that mean for the picture? >> well, i think probably what it means when you are looking at the direction that polling has been moving here and the way that americans at studs have shafted this, hopefully what will this will means is thparty that is in consistent step with where the american electorate is. i think the argument that many people who are supporters of the freedom to marry make is that in addition to that being the principled correct stanchi
Al Jazeera America
Oct 31, 2013 3:30am EDT
gathering becomes greater we have to make sure that we do things in the right way and reflect our values. >> reform efforts in congress includes the addition of a privacy advocate it to the fisa court. this would dress civil liberties concerns held by many americans since they learned of the massive number of phone records in america's spy agency. when we come back we'll talk about what change might mean here and abroad and potential [[voiceover]] every day, events sweep across our country. and with them, a storm of views. how can you fully understand the impact unless you've heard angles you hadn't considered? antonio mora brings you smart conversation that challenges the status quo with unexpected opinions and a fresh outlook. including yours. >> a senator under investigation and only al jazeera america is there. uncovering the corruption opening the files... >> are you going to resign if your're indicted? >> breaking the story real reporting, this is what we do... al jazeera america determining using some sort of subjective interpretation of their policy as to whether or not yo
Al Jazeera America
Oct 28, 2013 1:00pm EDT
. department of education under title 9 of the civil rights act has said institution he receiving federal funds -- institutions receiving federal funds must receive an education free of sexual discrimination. many institutions said they were unaware of their obligation he under title nine to also protect students from sexual assault. >> we put more emphasis from preventing plagiarism than rape. >>> they began to talk about the issue of rape at the university of north carolina. >> we said unc isn't a bad place. unc is a representation of a larger cultural problem. >> the women began researching title 9, interviewing other victims of rape, utilizing social media and in january of 2013, along with form he unc administrator melinda manning and two others, they filed a federal complaint against the university of north carolina at the department of education. >> so when you have 18 and 19-year-old men and women who are holding the government account annal for rape -- accountable for rape it -- it boggles my mind. >> as for annie and andrea they have turned their are mission into a life that has
Al Jazeera America
Oct 28, 2013 5:00am EDT
nationwide civil war right now is unlikely. but even a localized guerilla-style insurgency could be a headache for the government scaring away investors and costing the count billions in lost revenue. >> reporter: the united nation security council will hold emergency talks on monday after fighting and congo killed a u.n. peace keeper and have taken over towns in the providence from m 23 fighters and the m 23 threatened to pull out of peace talks in uganda. they have been killed in kashmir that decides india and pakistan and both sides accused each other of unprovoked firing along the border. sand is fast becoming a precious commodity in southern india, so precious people are now mining, it illegally and estimated the state uses 18 million tons of sand a day in it's construction boom and we report with the underground industry is harming local communities. >> reporter: he remembers the days when these waves broke way out in the distance. today during high tide or the annual monsoon he says the sea reaches the front steps of his house, the indian government built this wall to protect
Al Jazeera America
Oct 29, 2013 2:00pm EDT
hide tees and the subsequent report. the general pointed out. and the other possible civil rights. >> it is not another 9/11. that visits this country -- do this intelligence gathering they have been able to prevent some planned attacks. he said to the panel general alexandre that we would rather be here defending these programs rather than giving the programs up and then coming before the panel and explaining why americans were killed. i will ask you this question. and that being what led us to this point in other words after september 11th what was the climate like in washington. you saw people with glasses on that said stop spying. and one thing that is fascinating is they are hauled out, and then afterwards they will hold a small news conference, and nothing actually happens to them. they are not hauled off to a gulag, this is the united states, and the other thing being that yesterday as he was being confirmed james cony, the new head of the fbi says that he is now instructing every agent to visit the statue of dr. martin luther king, to be reminded that sometimes the agencies go to
Al Jazeera America
Oct 31, 2013 9:00am EDT
sanctions on washington if they continue to use the name. >> this is a civil rights issue, which makes it an issue for the national football league and every owner in the league in the sport of football. football in the nfl should be unifying forces and can be unifying forces in this country and we want to help them succeed. it's unacceptable that a team would continue to use a racist slur over the objections by those people offended by it and victims victimized by it. >> that is all the sport for now. for more, coming up later. >> thank you very much. boston red sox, fantastic news for them. >> absolutely. >> they'll be celebrating for the rest of the year. stay with us here on aljazeera. another bulletin four straight ahead. determining using some sort of subjective interpretation of their policy as to whether or not your particular report was actually abusive, because if it doesn't contain language that specifically threatens you directly or is targeted towards you specifically, they may not consider it abuse. they may consider it offensive. and in that case they just recommend that you b
Al Jazeera America
Oct 29, 2013 7:00am EDT
. >> i got to make a call. thanks so much. barney's has some explaining to do. a civil rights group wants to meet with the head of the department store over a racial profiling allegation. last week, two african-american customers accuse barnes of discrimination, saying they were detained by police on suspicion of credit card fraud after buying expensive items at a store in new york city. macy's is also under fire after a customer there was stopped while shopping in a manhattan store because of his race. >> ross shimabuku is here. >> red sox this close, they can taste it. after two crazy finishes, last night was the first normal world series game, but there's been nothing normal about david ortiz. big papi has been putting on a show, batting over .700. he said i was born for this. in the first, ortiz rips it by craig, driving in pedroia for the first run of the ballgame. why are they pitching to ortiz? ortiz king of the swing, lester king of the hill. he gave up one run, but that was a big one right here. matt holliday hits that to the arch. that rocket ties things up at one. holiday
Al Jazeera America
Oct 28, 2013 6:00am EDT
reenforcements have been brought into the area but they are weak militarily and a civil war right now is unlikely. a localized guerila could cost revenue. >> reporter: early results and only early ones in georgia's presidential election show that he has taken 62% of the vote and enough to avoid a runoff in this former soviet republic and we report. >> reporter: celebrations to mark the end of an era and the beginning of a new style of government in georgia. and he will take the presidency with some two thirds of the total vote and he had one man to thank, the prime minister. . >> translator: i'd like to thank a person who is very important to me, who is and always will be a very serious authority, my friend. >> reporter: and the new president will remain head of state, constitutional changes mean real power is about to transfer to vili and the prime minister has conversely pledged to step down and he claims to have restored georgia democracy and believes the nation should be grateful. >> translator: a second round would have shown that georgians do not have a sense of gratitude an
Al Jazeera America
Nov 5, 2013 10:00am EST
, military, and civil society are on the same page. >>> a somali money transfer service in the uk is being allowed to stay open at least for now. >> that's right. they have been granted an injunction by the british high court. it is seen as a lifeline for millions of expatriot somalis so use it to send money back home. barclay says it wants to cut ties over risks of money laundering. >> reporter: manies of people rely on money sent by relatives living abroad. money transfer companies are an essential part of life. but that was put in jeopardy in may when barclay said it would cut ties with 250 money transfer agencies in the uk. the largest launched court action. the decision mean that sa mollians in the uk can continue to send money. and this is seen by many as a life or death verdict. >> a lot of people depend on the money that has been sent for food, for essentials, and medical reasons. it's not other attempted way of sending money back to somalia. >> reporter: barclays released a statement saying . . . it says it has strict anti-money laundering systems in place. somalia's prime m
Al Jazeera America
Oct 28, 2013 8:00pm EDT
two sites you're absolutely right that they have not been able to get to. we have always anticipated that there may be some in that condition because of the presence of a civil war going on in syria. but the other parts of the report which i'm still studying, it's quite detailed and really quite fastening and tharks to al jazeera for that, the other parts of the report show that they have almost completely destroyed the filling equipment. you see the chemicals are head in binary fashion. who parts that have to be mixed together and then filled into munitions if they are to become a usable weapon. that equipment is crucial and this report shows that they have almost completed that already. so i think progress is quite encourage you. >> you know when we talk about this to begin with you suggested this would be a very, very difficult process, it wok time consuming. >> theat. >> it might take years to wrap all of this up. so you're more optimistic now? >> well, having been around this arms control business for a long time, optimism is not my easy suit. what i did say earlier on john, is
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